Magic Portals Slot
This time, NetEnt is testing the special way of appearing of the wild symbols, and the free spins feature triggering. Magic Portals slot is a 25 - line slot machine with an original dropping of Wild symbols. Your chances of getting Wild symbols on the playing field increase significantly. The return to the player percentage (RTP) is 96,6%, and the maximum winning per single spin is 64000 coins. You will be able to play in the demo version of this slot for free and without registration.
Personal testers opinion about Magic Portals slot
This machine shows its current mood directly. Just do 30-50 spins and look at the result. If you see many "wilds" on the generated pay-lines, then, continue. Otherwise, choose another machine. The probability of hit a win in any spin is equal to 33.43%. During the usual spins, up to 66% of the pool is paid, and 34% of "the prize fund is kept for reward's payment in the feature. The probability of triggering "the free spins feature" is 0.83% (statistically, every 120th spin). Note, that Magic Portals slot is not very popular nowadays, which influences on the prize pool of winnings. The indirect sign of the "mood" is the positions of wild symbols when they are generated. If they appear in unsuccessful positions - it is an additional reason to leave this machine.
Review and recommendations from the testing team
Despite its obsolete graphics, design and the lack of popularity, let’s take a look into this slot from a player’s perspective.
- The lack of popularity, in my opinion, is because the provider used fairly rough mathematics in the configuration. Accordingly, it is quite difficult to get an expensive combination in the usual spins and a bonus game. The slot with an enviable constancy gives out only one scatter, and does the same for other symbols so they can be turned into wild symbols. In the usual spins, payouts on this slot are not impressive, and they are rather minimal.
- During testing, bonus games were issued on average once every 150 spins. During the bonus game, it is much easier to get a retrigger feature, and the slot issues them quite often (3 retriggers were issued at once during a session). Due to the three cells on the fifth reel, the chances of getting the feature which turns symbols into wild ones are much higher, and according to statistics, this feature is issued after 4-5 spins out of 10. With a large number of replaced symbols, quite good combinations with values from 100 bets can be obtained, but in general, for a bonus game, they can be 250-300 bets and more. During testing, the win in the bonus game was slightly less than 300 bets, when a bonus game was issued in the first 100 spins.
- I would recommend this slot both for games with real and bonus money, but with a sufficiently large bet margin (at least 200-250) sufficient to wait for a bonus game.
Netent declares the following probabilities
- The total percentage of the return in the slot is 96.6%. It consists of winnings in the usual spins (69.6%) and winnings during free spins (27%).
- The probability of any winning in the usual spins is 33.1%. During free spins is 58.7%.
- The probability of getting free spins is 0.68% (1/147).
- The maximum winning per pay line is 5000 coins. The total winning is 64,000 coins.
Hidden parameters and settings of Magic Portals slot (data from testing)
- The frequency of falling of the bonus is statistically every 120th spins (0,83%). This probability is a bit higher than the middle line of Netent slots. If you see a lot of situations when the free spins symbol is in the first circle and missing in the second - it is a reason for thinking about leaving this slot in the current session.
- The probability of a hit (any winning) is 33,43%.
- Distribution of the winnings is 66% in the main game and 34% in the bonus. The third part of all bets is reserved for the free spins feature payments.
- The maximum payout during the tests was 153x. The potential of winning is low.
- The average winning from the bonus was 35x. The bonus feature has low potential on the big winning too. Here you can see 10x-20x features without any problems.
- Volatility is 5,61 out of 20 (average).
- Cycle length is average.
- The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 5,68 out of 10. Low volatility, the low potential of winning and running around starting balance is good for the wagering rating.
- RTP of 96.6% does allow getting a positive mathematical expectation of winning at the casino.
Description of the slot machine
Without a doubt, the developers of Net Entertainment made a lot of efforts and painstakingly worked out every detail. Magical portals are ready to open in front of you, but what promises are you being waited for a meeting with ancient sorcerers and sorceresses?
Here even the static symbols may turn into bright animations, and the pay-lines shine as multi-coloured lightning. Everything looks even more mysterious on the dark grey background. The sound effects are also well chosen. Here you will find the strange cascading notes of excitement which anticipate something unusual.
- The bets range from €0.25 per spin to €250 per spin (at a maximum number of lines that is €10 per line).
- You may win up to 64000 coins per single spin.
- The algorithm of Wild symbols makes the gambler to be quite nervous and emotive during the game. There are magic portals in the form of circles in the middle line of the first and last reel. We should get the matching symbols in those circles. In this case, all the symbols dropped in our magic circles are turned into wilds.
- Our goal is to “catch” the same symbols in these circles, with the maximum number of them on the field of the slot machine. In this case, all the symbols on the area that have come to us in magic circles turn into wild symbols.